You don't know how many houses you own.
Then again McCain's 6.4 (w/wife) v.s Obama's (w/wife) 4.2 million last year shows that neither are exactly poor.
But while it's obviously important to understand the needs of the people, the reality is that I want someone elite running my country. I don't want the average Joe in the white house. Shit McCain is bad, he mixes up sunni and shiite, but at least he know that there are sunni's and shiites. I think it shows our nations educational failings that more people in this country aren't more knowledgeable but at this time thats the reality. Call Obama an elitist if you want, he started with nothing, worked his ass off, got an incredible education and got himself to the top of American politics. The qualities that are going to drive someone to attain such lofty goals are the same qualities we bemoan as elitist. Of course our government is elite, they're suppose to be the best. Thats like calling Michael Phelps an elitist, although I understand Obama going after McCain on this considering how much he used it as an attack previously against Obama.